My clinical research has focused on using data from large groups of patients to evaluate the use (and overuse) of medical tests and treatments, including staging studies for breast cancer and antibiotics for mandible fractures.
Dull B, Linkugel A, Margenthaler J, Cyr A. 2017. Overuse of chest CT in patients with stage I and II breast cancer: An opportunity to increase guidelines compliance at an NCCN member institution. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 15(6): 783-789. PMID: 28596258.
Linkugel A, Margenthaler J, Dull B, Cyr A. 2015. Staging studies have limited utility for newly diagnosed stage I-II breast cancer. J Surg Res 196(1): 33-38. PMID: 25824669.
Parker M, Linkugel A, Goel H, Wu T, Mercurio A, Vander Kooi C. 2015. Structural basis for VEGF-C binding to neuropilin-2 and sequestration by a soluble splice form. Structure 23: 677-687. PMID: 25752543.
Parker M, Linkugel A, Vander Kooi C. 2013. Effect of C-terminal sequence on competitive semaphorin binding to neuropilin-1. J Mol Biol 425(22): 4405–4414. PMID: 23871893.
Parker M, Guo H, Li X, Linkugel A, Vander Kooi C. 2012. Function of members of the neuropilin family as essential pleiotropic cell surface receptors. Biochemistry 51(47): 9437-9446. PMID: 23116416.
Quarmyne M-O, Risinger M, Linkugel A, Frazier A, Joiner C. 2011. Volume regulation and KCl cotransport in reticulocyte populations of sickle and normal red blood cells. Blood Cell Mol Dis 47: 95-99. PMID: 21576026